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    • CommentTimeMar 29th 2012
    @brittanica If you feel like it, check out this blog post (with embedded 20-minute video) I wrote about some aspects of playing Minecraft: Minecraft With Friends.

    I bloody love Minecraft. It has given me more playtime than any other game I've played, not to mention that every time I play, it's that little bit different, even if all I'm doing is digging holes and mining minerals. The tree house I'm working on in the post is getting even bigger now and I will be making a new post about it when we finally tire of the project and move on. :D
    • CommentTimeMar 29th 2012
    After much budgeting and deliberation between me and the fella (read: me asking if we had enough money and then giving him puppy eyes after confirming our money), I bought Minecraft. Very fun, even though I got thrown into a jungle. I can't make a bed out of chickens, you know.
    • CommentAuthorArgos
    • CommentTimeMar 29th 2012
    I need to start minecrafting again, haven't touched it in a while >___> Part of the problem is that I'm playing on my partner's server where his brother also plays, and his brother plays obsessively and makes all these enormous and amazing creations with his blocks, while I play slowly and make little dinky ugly lego buildings. So everytime I log on I just go "ugh, fuck it, I'm just embarrassing myself."

    Speaking of minecraft, how many can play on a server? Any way to get a Whitechapel server going?
    • CommentTimeMar 29th 2012
    Capacity is generally only limited by the connection speed and processing power of the server in question. I used to run a Minecraft server up until recently, but I shut it down due to lack of interest from other people and boredom on my part. It wasn't anything more than an old computer I had lying around, and would chug if you had more than four or five people connected at once. A computer that is less than 7 years old and a commercial instead of residential internet connection would most certainly up the amount of active connections that it could maintain.

    I, for one, would be totally interested in a Whitechapel Minecraft server. I'd like to see what all of your warped minds will come up with.
    • CommentTimeMar 29th 2012
    I'd be interested as well! :D

    I have a server of my own people can usually connect to while I'm online, though these days I'm playing a specific style called Tree Spirit Survival with a friend and only really play when I'm with my friend, so it's not open most of the time. Bottom line: I'd love it if someone had a server up! :D
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    I've only just gotten back in to Minecraft in the last week. I wanted to check out the jungle, and fortunately I spawned a short walk from one, but I've gotten distracted by building my base near my spawn point, on the edge of a snowy tundra and a swamp that's a sliver of land by an ocean. With a giant cave system below that's got plenty of cracks leading up to the depths of the ocean. And a hill I'm in the processing of terraforming into an appropriately foreboding portal to the nether. With a lovely log cabin that coincidentally happened to be just above a small cave that had a pond, which I then modified into a glass-bottomed cellar that doubles as my brewing area, thanks to the water supply. Next up, the enchanting room.

    I've only spent 10 minutes in the jungle so far.
    • CommentTimeMar 30th 2012
    I just installed the Zeppelin Mod... O.o

    I also just installed the Shelf Mod, which lets you display nine stacks in one block. Will be using this a LOT.

    • CommentAuthorBMTMTC
    • CommentTimeMar 31st 2012
    Just to put in my two cents about the ME3 ending:

    -Considering the entirety of the series has been about your choices directly changing the story, I have to admit that it's disappointing that I can play the game as super paragon and save every person, do everything right, and save every species and get the exact same ending as a person who does a speed run through the game. I can't see why anyone would want to replay it just to get a different color ending.

    -Without spoilers, doesn't it seem like it would be really, really difficult to come up with any future books, graphic novels, downloadable content, etc. after having an ending like that?
    • CommentTimeApr 1st 2012 edited
    I just finished Mass Effect 3 and it really reinforced my elitist asshole opinion about the gaming community in general: if they whine about and ending to a game being bad or weird, it usually means that the writers did or at least tried to do something interesting instead of pandering to the age old video game tropes. I think the ending was well within the genre of the whole game, ie. hokey Babylon 5 style epic space opera.

    DavidLejeune - something I noticed:

    They ripped the main idea from Alastair Reynolds' "Revelation Space" - even the name Cerberus can be found in the latter. I read that and played ME3 in the beginning of the week when I had fever and I was quite groggy, and especially after gaming and then switching to the book, I got quite confused on my hazy fever state, because I kept wondering where Shepard was and why he didn't do anything in the book >.>
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    Went back to El Shaddai: Rise of the Metatron.

    I really wish I hadn't stopped doing drugs before playing this game because what the fuck
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    Okay, this is hilarious :) Spoilers ahead, obviously.

    • CommentAuthorFlabyo
    • CommentTimeApr 2nd 2012 edited
    Yeah, April Fools is mostly lame these days, but there's been a few decent gaming ones this year.

    Personal favourite is Assassin's Creed for Kinect

    Oh yeah, it's April! New thread shortly...
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    Ok, just a bit more Mass Effect 3 stuff; turns out I do have a pretty serious complaint, though it only affects one set of choices (major mid-game spoiler, also ranting):

    My renegade romanced Thane in ME2, and after he dies in the Citadel attack in ME3, no one says a goddamn thing about it! At least one of Shepard's friends - Garrus, maybe, or Liara, could have said "hey, sorry your lover just died, how you holding up?" but no, not only do they not comfort Shepard, but about five of them line up to romance her or come to her for advice immediately afterwards. And they can't stop talking about Kaidan, who just got a gun stuck in his face and didn't fucking die. I wanted to romance Samantha Traynor in this one, but if it has to happen right after Thane dies, I really don't have the heart for it. Maybe she could wait a few missions before sexy shower seductions, or could have gone for it when my ex was still alive but i hadn't heard from him for a year. I've tried a few mental tricks - pretending that the crew never knew about Shepard and Thane, or imagining that Shepard's in shock, but it just doesn't help, and I'm finding it difficult to finish my renegade run-through.

    I still love the game, but really feel like they weren't thinking about those of us who made that choice when they timed things. It would be great if they could fix it in a patch, though I don't know how they would without getting the voice actors back in for some more dialog. That seems unlikely, and perhaps unreasonable.
    • CommentTimeApr 17th 2012 edited
    rought night:

    Well, because of a scripting bug:

    My Shepard's ME2-romance that continued in ME3 died mid-game, then got mysteriously resurrected for one cut scene nookie before the end of the world >.< That was goddamn traumatic since the death was, unsurprisingly, rather heavy shit.
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    Vornaskotti - Wow, that's really distressing! Surely, they'll fix that.
    • CommentTimeApr 18th 2012
    @Flabyo I still crack up every time i see that.